FROM PULLMAN — With the Idaho football team making the 8-mile drive to Pullman later this week (someone else will be driving, but you get the point), WSU begins its week with the usual press conferences and a day off from practice. We begin it as usual, too. With links 'n such.
– Our story in today's newspaper covers WSU's gaudy defensive statistics through its first three games.
– You can look at those numbers in more depth in this blog post.
– WSU defensive coordinator Mike Breske took an early look at Idaho in this blog post.
– This is where the we-don't-discuss-injuries policy becomes most problematic.
– Arizona's players are gaining confidence by beating the heck out of teams much worse than them.
– The controversial finish to Arizona State's win over Wisconsin is ruling the conversation about that game.
– Washington's running back leads the nation in rushing, but he doesn't seem to care.
– UCLA honored teammate Nick Pasquale on Sunday. Pasquale was killed after being struck by a vehicle last weekend.
– USC's defense could be challenged by Utah State.
– Oregon State's defensive players are defending their defensive coordinator.
– Utah is trying to move on from its emotional loss to the Beavers.
– Stanford stayed at No. 5 in the AP poll. Oregon is still No. 2, UCLA moved up to No. 13, UW moved up to No. 17, and ASU slid into the poll at No. 23.
– Kristoff Williams, Toni Pole, Connor Halliday and Taylor Taliulu will be available to media later this afternoon.